Space Case!

Well, this week's class meetings are all about Space.  No, not the planets, but the need to have some room!  I have a little guy at home who loves to snuggle and cuddle so I do understand those little friends in our rooms that love to hold their best buddy's hand or have a need to whisper in someone's ear rather than just speak in a low voice.  This week is all about teaching these kiddos that not everyone feels comfortable with someone in their space.  It all ties in with our lessons on respect.  We need to be thoughtful and conscious of what other people need.  We have used this wonderful book for several years now and it is great for sparking discussion and coming up with ways to nicely tell a friend that they are in your space.  You can click the pic to find it on Amazon.
This year we are also using this great graphic organizer that Erin made.  Very simple, but a great way to check for understanding.  You can click on the pic for your own copy.  We are also linking up with Manic Mondays at Classroom Freebies so after you grab your Personal Space freebie you can visit there and find some other great freebies!
We hope you all have a great week!


  1. This is a great idea. I can only imagine the variety of pictures that your kids draw under what personal space does NOT look like - classic! Thanks so much for the idea and freebie.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! We are glad you could use this. We did get some interesting pictures. The other teachers in the building always get a kick out of our interpretations when we hang them in the hall. Hope you enjoyed your responses too! :-)

  2. This is so cute and VERY MUCH NEEDED! I don't think it matters if you teach Kinder or 8th grade, kids are always struggling with managing their personal space. Thank you for sharing such a valuable resource.

    Best wishes!
    Jen :)

  3. Thanks Jen! We are so glad you can use this with your kiddos! We checked out your blog and are your newest followers. Thanks for all the great ideas!

    Jo and Erin :-)